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FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 3:00am PST
the obama years. more people are getting heating assistance, cell phones. you name it, you can get more of it in the obama years. point is there is no plan to rein this in. the president is adamantly opposed to any spending cuts or any reining in of these run-away programs. >>gretchen: one in six americans now on food stamps. i think one in four children, i've heard, are on food stamps. >> 19.9 million children are fed by the federal government. >>gretchen: you know what comes to mind is i wonder what president bill clinton thinks about this. he's been an advocate of president obama, obviously helping him get reelected, but he was in charge of welfare reform. a lot of these things have been rolled back. i'm wondering what he thinks about this. >> i don't think he's said anything. he's been a big supporter of president obama in the election campaign last year, but i don't think welfare reform and the reversal of reform ever came up. i don't know what he thinks about this. >>steve: this could be one of the indicators why fitch is talking about down grading the u.s. debt once again. >> pre
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
up the second term, chuck. >> four years ago, enormous expectations for president obama. there were a lot of people, hope and change was big. this time, call it pragmatic hope as far as the public is concerned. as you see here, just less than 30% believe they're going to evaluate president obama with a clean fresh slate. 64% will evaluate him based on past feelings. and here, a continuation of a trend we saw throughout the first term. very similar to what ronald reagan dealt with during his eight years. personally, the public really likes president obama. 74%. but his policies, again, more people disapprove of the policies. 49%, than approve of them there, at 47%. so what about the next four years? sort of a mixed optimism, if you will. i go back to the idea of pragmatic hope. 43% optimistic. 43% pessimistic. 22% kind of mixed. and staying with the theme of word clouds, david, we asked folks to send a message to president obama. what would they like to say for his second term? and as you can see here, look at the most popular phrases. a lot of them have to do with the economy. fix t
Comedy Central
Jan 14, 2013 10:00am PST
,000 for couples. >> jon: wow. republicans' crafty negotiating got obama to move from his $400,000 a year offer to the exact same thing. the important thing is we have a deal. taxes raised a bit but no sequester. we saved the lady. but we ourselves had tied to the track. >> the plan would also delay across-the-board spending cuts for defense and most federal agencies. but only for two months. kicking the can on tough decisions to reduce government spending >> jon: did i say save? i meant moved her a half mile further down the track. so these massive spending cuts will coincide with another debt ceiling battle. is there anything in this debacle that we can all agree on? >> house speaker john boehner had kind of a rough week here. the at a party folks not happy with the deal that he struck >> the president was able to get the speaker to undo everything he had promised he would do >> where are you? mr. speaker, we need leadership. >> tonight i am ashamed, shame on you, mr. speaker. >> jon: republican or democrat, senator or congressman, team edward or team jacob, everyone agrees john boehner sucks
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
districts across the country. the coalition that elected president obama this year more than ever this democratic coalition is bunched into the metropolitan areas. the statistics that jumps out at me is this. in 1988 when michael dukakis got flattened in the presidential race he won over 800 counties nationally. this year getting re-elected by 5 million votes, barack obama won only 690 counties. the democrat vote is so tightly bunched into these areas, you have these wide swaths of district after district after district that do not look like the rest of america, that are not evolving like the rest of america but they're electing conservative republicans whose only fear is not being conservative enough in a primary in a district like that. >> ari, to nia-malika's point earlier, frank luntz talks about presentation and language, but it's about policy, isn't it? if you have got a presidential candidate who recommends self-deportation, if your favored television network insults asians, african-americans routinely, what do you expect immigrants to think of your party? >> i think that's
FOX
Jan 13, 2013 10:00pm PST
until the camp is closed. >> today we're aware of 265 prisoners four years after obama got elected when he promised to close guantanamo after a year. >> reporter: protesters also nameed the names of the prisoners they say they want to remain people that the detainees need to be released or charged and put on trial. >>> the family of aaron schwartz who relatives say committed suicide yesterday say the government is partly to blame for his death. schwartz came up with the computer code https when he was just 17. schwartz family say it is u.s. attorney in massachusetts and mit pursued exemptionally harsh charges that could have sent him to prison for 30 years which the family claims contributed to his suicide. mit announced today he is probing an internal launch into their role in schwartz death. thousands of supporters have taken to the social networking site to provide links to academic papers regardless of whether they have permission. the protests is meant to be a virtual representation of schwartz beliefs and the availability and access of all information. >>> a recent study draws a
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
end up defining president obama's foreign policy over the next four years. it's a real challenge, folks, and one that doesn't get enough attention. >>> we're going to stick with the foreign policy theme. this week we're meeting one of our new members of congress. today we're talking to tammy duckworth from illinois. she'll lean heavily on her own military credentials and experience to knock off a tea party incumbent, joe walsh. duckworth is one of 16 iraq or afghanistan veterans in the new congress. and one of the first two female combat veterans ever to serve. she made national headlines when she talked about being wounded in iraq during a speech at the 2008 democratic convention and told the story again in 2012. >> a rocket-propelled grenade hit our helicopter, exploding in my lap, ripping off one leg, crushing the other, and tearing my right arm apart. but i kept trying to fly until i passed out. and in that moment, my survival and the survival of my entire crew depended on all of us pulling together. their heroism is why i'm alive today. >> she lost both legs and part of the
FOX
Jan 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >>> president obama says he is committed to overhauling immigration this year and that includes finding a path to citizenship for most of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country. currently, a bipartisan group of senators is working on a proposed bill with the goal of introducing immigration legislation by this march. today, the mayor of los angeles spoke about the need for immigration reform. >> if we bring these people, 11 million people from out of the dark, into the light, it's about a $1.5 trillion impact to the u.s. economy. >> for his part, president obama is expected to lay out a white house plan for immigration in the coming weeks, perhaps during next month's state of the union address. >>> former utah governor jon huntsman is promoting a problem- solving approach in congress, with his bipartisan movement that he calls no labels. >> it's a dysfunction of congress that's now becoming our nation's dysfunction. we're becoming disfigured in a sense, our economy is, because congress is so far behind in the game. >> we don't even know our colleagues in congress out of 435.
FOX Business
Jan 16, 2013 9:20am EST
of the day, quite possibly the year, at 11:55 eastern, president obama will deliver his recommendations on stricter gun regulations issuing from the white house. executive actions expected but congress will still have to act on the biggest issues, and assault weapons ban and limit on high-capacity magazines meaning there has got to be a vote. gun advocates clearly ready for the fight. cnr a says it is 250,000 members in four week sent a couple days. total membership 4.25 million people. the fbi says it conduct a record 2.8 million background checks in one month, december, all for applications for people who want to buy guns. president obama will make his recommendations today, n.y. already acted. governor cuomo signed the toughest gun regulations into law last night. and assault weapons ban, magazine capacity limits, controversial provision, requiring mental health professionals to disclose whether or not they think a patient is a threat. the judge will join us on that and a couple minutes. 10:15 eastern, 11 or 12 minutes from now police chief john arrester will join the company. he sup
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
-1/2 war strategy under president obama. given cuts in recent years. >> if we sudply have a crisis in the gulf with iran, if we sudply face a nuclear issue, which forces us to deal with preventative strikes we have a different military spending profile again. >> the u.s. army is preparing to eliminate two of the eight brigades in europe and may cut eight more brigades overall, reducing the army by 80,000 troops. hagel endorsed deep nuclear cuts backing a report by the group global zero calling for 80% reduction in the u.s. nuclear weapons arsenal that could save $100 billion in ten years. >> the problem is if you are going to cut the nuclear forces, and the nuclear stockpile, you to mod earnize it. you have to be absolutely certain that the remaining weapons meet the need and fully reliable. >> karzai says he will secure immunity for the troops to allow them to stay after 2014. the small force proposed means the pentagon will likely have to rely on expensive security contractors. >> bret: jennifer griffin live at the pentagon. thank you. still ahead -- why some of nation's toughest
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
. catch krystal on "the cycle" week days on msnbc. >>> coming up, a new shooting game for 4-year-olds. and the nra says we don't think we have a gun problem. tomorrow president obama reveals action. >>> plus, on what would be martin luther king's 84th birthday, we're a nation still working on a dream. the right wing responds to the tolerance comment. >>> and what does miracle on the hudson hero captain sully sullenberger have to do with arizona governor jan brewer? there's a connection. we'll explain it ahead. you're watching "politicsnation" on the place for politics, msnbc. ♪ [ male announcer ] here's a word that could give you peace of mind. unbiased. some brokerage firms are. but way too many aren't. some of the ones that push mutual funds with their names on them -- aren't. why? because selling their funds makes them more money. which makes you wonder -- isn't that a conflict? am i in the best fund for me, or them? search "proprietary mutual funds". yikes, it's best for them. then go to e-trade. we've got over 8,000 mutual funds and not one of them has our name on it. why?
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 10:00am PST
offer the last couple of years, it president obama has repeatedly gone to people and said, and the white house to send out the e-mails to people, saying, hey, i need you to call your lawmakers, need you to call your senators and tell them how you feel. they're hearing from special interest groups, but not hearing from you. that's exactly the pitch he made the other day on guns and it's what the group is all about. >> megyn: it makes me wonder whether the people on president obama's e-mail list are the people who are likely to call their republican congressmen in the house and say, go with barack obama on gun control. i mean, there's -- a question how effective it will be in terms of just campaigning on an issue as opposed to campaigning to get enthusiasm to back a candidate at the polls, is there not? >> yeah, absolutely. two things about that, there are going to be a number of red, democratic senators in particular in red states up for reelection in 2014, and how does this group handle that? does this group target them? are those votes in the senate, have to get 60 in order to overcome
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
says president obama. >> the difference between this year and 2011 is the fact that we have made $1.2 trillion in cuts. at the time i indicated that there were cuts that we can sensibly make that would not damage our economy. would not impede growth. >> in a statement, john boehner stood by the efforts to use the debt ceiling as leverage. the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing spending at the same time, he said. the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real and so too are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. >> if you think about the first four years. >> hoary addressed concern that is the new cabinet lacks diversity. of the 16 cabinet positions, only two are women. recent appointments to posts have been white men. the president promised the diversity of his second term cabinet will meet that of his first. >> i would suggest that everybody wait until they have seen all my appointments. who is in the white house staff and who is in my cabinet before they rush to judgment. >> the president respond
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
sellers attending from new orleans. >> we want to give back. >> reporter: like four years ago president obama asked people nationwide to join his family and celebrate by serving. >> over 200,000 people served up nationwide. >> reporter: this year's the president's request is especially timely. >> because i have a dream. >> reporter: it's the second time in inauguration it coinc e coincided with the martin luther king jr. holiday weekend. volunteers will be cutting back an invasive vine. >> we come in with loppers. >> reporter: from one tree to the next. organizers inside the washington convention center are setting the stage for tonight's children's concert. >> putting the touches on the infrastructure up to the final minutes. >> after the concert crews will transform the space setting the scene for the two official inaugural ball down from ten in 20 20 2009, a handful of artists will perform throughout the weekend. security will be tight. helicopters will enforce a 30-mile no fly zone as hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to d.c. to take part in history. i'm danielle lee, nbc new
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm EST
obama will be administered the oath of office. this will be done for years ago and his son traditionally by supreme court justice john roberts and there will be to god who sees this time. first is the the lincoln bible used by the president four years ago for initial screen and the same bible used by president lincoln when he was sworn in the first time in 1861 and that will be on top of the king family bible graciously provided for the ceremony by the king family. sees me. kelley clarkson will then see my country to sedate before poet public reacher blinker reads a poem written specifically for this occasion. we are very excited he will be joining us. he's the youngest ever and not drool appellate, and the first latino to not hero poet. barbara lewis liana st. john's church here in mafia part will be overseen the traditional st. john's service to kickstart the the presidents' day on monday offered the benediction in the ceremony will end with beyond anything in the nationally and done. one quick thing on the bibles. these are very, very historic rivals and symbolic typos as we head into
FOX Business
Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
honorable decree from his royal highness, barack obama, we got rid of kings years ago, he has allege late testify work with, -- legislative to work with, not to gifforders. lou: he said it is easier to work without them, he said any deal too raise federal budget, has to include new tax revenues. not only do you have to raise the debt ceiling but you -- the republicans have to agree raise taxes. who house th has the gun to
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 1:00am PST
confrontational attitude towards that they try to atracking poll. 49% for obama. 67% in the polls four years ago. 18 point decline from that. the way that he is operating is not designed to make him more popular and bring the country together. >> now, one of the people that is thought to be a competitor to the democrats in the next presidential election is governor chris christie of new jersey. recently the nra took out an add saying that president obama is a hypocrite because he sends his children to school protected by armed guards and that he doesn't want armed guards at other schools. christie didn't like that ad by the nra and said this. >> don't be dragging people's children into this. it's wrong. and i think it demeans them. and it makes them less of a valid, trusted source of information on the real issues that confront this debate. >> so what did you think? >> well, a reasonable objection to the nra, remember, he is from new jersey, a blue state. he has got to get reelected this year. and he has a legitimate beef with the ad. i frankly think the underlying point of the nra ad accurate o
NBC
Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
's gun policy. as we first reported here last night, today president obama came out with his proposals for the most sweeping gun control measures in many years. the national rifle association launched a preemptive strike against it. it involved the president's family, in part. but this time they may have some formidable opposition to their position. it's where we begin our reporting tonight with our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this was no ordinary policy rollout. we have seen the president do this on a number of issues. this one was filled with an emotional plea, if you will. in fact, the president spent more time trying to drum up support for a campaign using emotion than he did talking about his actual plans themselves. an emotional president obama unveiled his plan in front of an audience that included parents of newtown victims. >> she dreamed of becoming a painter. chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study. and every time i look at that painting, i think about how when
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
rescue attempt of a french hostage in somalia last week. president obama revealed that u.s. warplanes entered somali air space to support that rescue operation. no weapons were used, though. the french intelligent agent was held hostage for three years was apparently killed in the failed raid. >>> in russia, signs of anger against a new law banning americans from adopting russian children. thousands marched in moscow and other cities calling the new ban political game playing by russian president vladamir putin. the russian government has eased up on the band. last week, it announced that some adoptions already under way will be allowed to go forward. >>> people in the boston area lined up around the block this weekend for a flu shot. massachusetts and new york state have declared public health emergencies because of the spreading flu virus. doctors say even if you have to wait for a flu shot, it's well worth your time. >> the flu will still be around well into january and february and we'll see some cases in march. >> public health experts say an infected person can spread the flu vi
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 10:00am PST
, but i would say that two things, first, it's very important that president obama and the secretary of defense have a trust relationship. they're going to go through some difficult times in the next few years. if senator hagel isotology take on a tfk of this magnitude and the president trusts him, i think those are two really important things because it not going to be an easy four years. >> and, general, finally mali, we have a situation now where the troops that we helped are now turning -- they've become islamic rebels. they're fighting against the regime. we are being asked to play some support role perhaps with drones and other roles for the french troops. >> i think we're going to find that the whole world, but particularly africa and the middle east are changing and they're going to keep changing. i think what america has to first do is do our homework. don't be surprised by these very, very complex situations as they evolve. don't be surprised that syria is extraordinarily complex. mali is complex and going to get worse. then we've got to look at each one both individually t
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 3:00pm PST
and president obama as well as the first lady and two little girls standing in for sasha and malia obama. not as many expected this time as four years ago but still quite a crowd. >> what we are hearing is anywhere from 600,000 to 800,000 people coming into the city. you compare that to 2008-2009. the 2008 election, 2009 inauguration, it was almost 2 million. those of us in the business community would love to see 2 million people in the city. we are not looking anywhere near those numbers. >> reporter: maybe not as many as last time but still hundreds of thousands of people. the good news is there are still hotel rooms available if you are willing to pay a large fee. the average price for a night is $600. one more interesting thing to note is the actual official swearing in ceremony will take place next sunday. it's the constitutionally mandated day for the swearing to take place. the public ceremony will take place on monday, it's a federal holiday, martin luther king day. it's the second time inauguration fell on that holiday. the last time was 1997 for president clinton's inauguratio
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 11:00am PST
late last year, mr. obama says he will retaliate. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> reporter: countries that lived through the arab spring two years ago are morphing into a zone of instability. barack obama put his administration on the line for egypt's president mohamed morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood. but egypt's economy is on the ropes. across the region, political storm clouds ar gathering as iran, israel and eight arab countries hold crucial elections this year. >> in every one of them, a new form of right, far, far right is emerging as to change the balance of power. >> reporter: in his first term, barack obama said he was making the middle east peace process a priority, but middle east expert aaron david miller says don't get your hopes up for this term. >> the fact is if you -- if the administration tried to put mahmoud abbas and benjamin netanyahu down together, right now, or in february, at the negotiating table, the gaps between them are so large that they simply cannot be bridged and the u.s., yet again,
CNN
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
.s. military, how is the obama administration in this coming up four years going to go after this new al qaeda refuge? these are very remote areas. the u.s. military has very few forces in the region and, look, they are going to need permission of countries to go in there if they are going to go into these places. algeria has made it clear it doesn't want help. and libya is it a country that basically has no coherent national military force, a lot of militias running many parts of libya. so to go after al qaeda, it's a nice set of words but a promise that may be very hard to live up to, wolf. >> certainly will be, barbara. thank you. >>> an american worker at the algerian gas facility tells cnn he escaped on the first day of the siege by islamic terrorists. mark cobb, believed to be a resident of texas, told cnn in a message that he's safe after escaping with some algerian staffers. according to his linkedin pain, he's manager of a joint venture in algeria. >>> other news right now, it was a blunt and chilling confession to the world. lance armstrong admitting unequivocally to oprah winfrey th
FOX Business
Jan 17, 2013 9:20am EST
. year now, president obama addressing the nra's concerned yesterday. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special-interest lobbyists publicly warning of the tyrannical all out assault on liberty. not because that is true, but because they want to generate fear or higher rating revenue for themselves. behind the scenes they will do everything they can to block any common-sense reform and make sure nothing changes whatsoever. charles: joining us is david keene. fight of the century. is that true? >> that is right. you have a president who is dedicated to achieving his ideological agenda, willing to spend political capital to fight the fight against public feeling and public attitudes that have been in place for many many years and to fight in spite of constitutional safeguards for those attitudes, you have a real battle royal. that is what we are going to have over the next few months because this president as you saw yesterday fired the first shot in a war that wayne lapierre was predicting last year. he is using the children to achieve an ideolog
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 4:00pm PST
a moment now. we want to show you president obama will begin the second term with much less support than he had four years ago. the president's approval rating is 47 percent . 47 percent disapproving. compared to this time four years ago when his approval rating was 65 percent and only 16 percent disapproved. president obama kicking off three days of celebrating by encouraging people to volunteer. he himself put in work at washington elementary school as part of the national day of service. molly? >> harris we can talk about what the president said in the national day of service. it was a chance for people to look out for each other and work hard on behalf of each other. he said this to the happens of volunteers in the elementary school working to give it a make over. >> as i look around the room, i see friends from all over the country people who have just been great supporters of ours and more importantly, everybody here adults, to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> and the vice-president and his family also participated in the national day of service. they filled care
KRON
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
obamas apartment assaulting her. >> offices of arrested 25 year old jovan jones saturday after they will call to the obamas telegraph hill apartment by neighbor. >> jones tried to escape by jumping off a balcony. >> he was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of rape, burglary, robbery and other charges. >> to santa rosa brothers are in custody after firing an assault rifle at home when they were thrown out from a party. >> the shooting was reported shortly before two yesterday morning from our lutztown court. >> police say eight and jeep drove into the area of firing at the house and then collided with a parked car. >> witnesses told police that the two were involved in the fight at the party and were asked to leave only to return 10 minutes later with an assault rifle. >> police later located the vehicle of choice to the apple valley lane apartment complex and arrested a lexus and his brother eduardo. the assault rifle was later found in a nearby shed. >> new informations surfacing about the body found at navato disposal and petaluma on friday. >> the man has been ident
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 11:00am PST
ever to play and one of the classiest. he was never thrown out of a single game in 22 years in 2011, barack obama awarded musial the presidential medal of freedom. >> there's no red carpet, but there is a very long parade route and in fact the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration kind of takes on a hollywood feel. the anticipation is growing over what michelle obama will wear. up next we'll talk to an author who has written a book about mrs. obama's unique style. >>> the first lady, michelle obama is known for many, many things, very calm demeanor, her dedication to health and fitness, her fantastic and enviable arpgs and her style. >> and as she celebrated her 49th birthday this past week, she was shorting a new hair style. it is all about the bangs. the nation simply abuzz after this photo was posted on twitter. she also turned some heads in a stylish tracy reece dress. at the democratic national convention, i don't know what that means, but i can't wait to find out. what will she wear on inauguration day. >> and tracy reece is just a very, very fabulous designer. we want to
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm EST
in november. and as someone who participated in the inaugural for president obama four years ago and we had absolutely no idea what we were doing, i can tell you that the folks at the jsic regardless of who the chair is and the folks at jtf are there ready for you when you walk in the door and really do a lot of the logistical lift on this. it's really more our job just to make sure the president ice kind of imprint is put on some of these events. one of the ways we do that is in the parade, as the colonel mentioned, along with all these military elements there are 58 different groups, 58 different groups, floats and vehicles. these are from all 50 states. they are everything from the virginia military institute just across the river in virginia down in southern virginia which has marched in a number of inaugural parades all the way through a group, one of my favorites, a group from maine of unicyclists that will be joining us. i believe they are called -- let me get the name right -- the jim dandies, the jim, of course, being spelled g-y-m in this case. the president will stand and watch t
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
was not a balanced approach. >> it's about time they gave a little bit of something because they haven't given obama anything for four years. >> he got it. >> the reality of it is the republicans will have to come down and be serious and not just protect wealthy people and come up with some proposals and the president has got to come up with proposals, i haven't seen it on any side. martha: i agree with you and i asked steve king about that moments ago. you've got to come up with ideas, lay it out so the people can decide which side they like, what they agree with. theyer getting no meat in either of these. >> to get beat up i on the tphaort of the house by republicans in a motion vicious way. >> come on. >> you just did it. what are you talking about? you guys can never say anything nice about this guy, i don't know why. he's president of the united states, say one thing nice. martha: i'm getting very lonely at the white house and i think you guys should come over and play to card. thank you box, thank you mary catherine. bill: tanteros got a radio show, shys unavailable. reroll in mary katherine h
ABC
Jan 13, 2013 8:00am PST
it over the years, particularly under president obama in 2009 when we tripled our forces and we decided to go after the taliban, essentially join afghanistan's civil war and nation build. the idea that we're going to be able to leave behind a self-sustaining capable afghanistan able to for a government to keep control of its territory, we're not going to be able to do it. it was a mistake to try. we won't achieve that result. essentially what we'll fall back to is what we could have years ago, a limited mission with trainers and advisers on the ground and when we have to, we'll send in special forces or drones to deal with if there are, for example, remnants of al qaeda who move back into the country. >> the president that wants to run the pentagon, chuck hagel, former senator. here was the president announcing that pick earlier this week. >> i came to admire his courage and his judgment, his willingness to speak his mind even if it wasn't popular, even if it defied the conventional wisdom, and that's exactly the spirit i want on my national security team. >> senator corker, you had som
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
that was increased with the end of the fiscal cliff talks that we had right at the beginning of the new year, tamron. so, president obama said, look, we have really cut a lot of spending. there's more that he would like to be able to do but that it would be ludicrous to suggest there's no spending cut over the last year and a half. >> let's play the president's answer to the question over who would be blamed if we actually see a shutdown. this is his answer a short time ago. >> i suspect that the american people would blame all of washington for not being able to get the act together. >> ta-da! blame everybody in that town excludeing you, of course, mark. but the reality of the situation is that it would be enough blame to go around. president bringing up medicare and social security, as well. being concerned of what do you cut and who ends up hurt in all of this? what's the likely next step given the reaction from speaker boehner and senator mitch mcconnell minutes after the president's remarks? >> tamron, i mean, most likely we have a brinksmanship and every type of issue there is. president obama
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm PST
happened with every sort of other sort of flash point over the last two years is that president obama engaged public opinion. he did it with student loans, he did it with hurricane sandy, he did it with the fiscal cliff. they obviously originated measures in the senate. because the house right now because of that dysfunctional caucus, the republican caucus is incapable of originating anything that has a prayer of becoming law. and that we used that process to basically shake those votes loose. of those individuals who again, i have talked to numbers of republicans privately in the wake of newtown who care about this. you know, there really are people on the other side of my aisle who i think we can work with this on this. and again, common sense measures about making existing laws work which is essentially what the president did today with his executive orders. and looking at orders that those in my district says they can support. limiting the size of clips, strengthening the background check system. these are measures from my own experience they believe and would support. >> thank yo
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm PST
of representatives. and the answer to that question is really in a painting by grace mcdonnell, a 6-year-old sandy hook victim whose dad gave the president a piece of her artwork >> obama: i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived. and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> jennifer: for grace, this fight is worth waging. and for her this fight may even be worth losing in the short term anyway. because while the president might be able to squeak out an unsatisfying victory a small and ugly bill riddled with loopholes and signifying nothing, perhaps in this instance, the better course is to wage the big fight to stand strong over banning assault rifles. even when you know you're not going to get the votes in congress because it is a noble cause. because it is better to lose with grace than to win ugly. because every day the extremists froth about saddam hussein and king obama and impeachment over a rational ban on assault rifles. they make the case to most everyday americans th
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
. the senate hasn't confirmed a permanent atf director in years. strengthening the atf is part president obama's new gun regulation plan. >>> mark sanford is running for his old seat. his extramarital affair became public in 2009. sanford says he deserves a second chance. >> u.s. senators retire every 1,000 years or something. he retires, the governor happens to pick the guy who was in the seat that i used to hold and so there's been these strange opening of doors and i don't know exactly what it means but we'll find out in nine weeks. >> you can hear more from mark sanford tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern. pier piers morgan will have him on as a guest. >>> the olympic committee is stripping lance armstrong of his medal of the 2000 games in sydney, more fallout from his reported confession to doping which we will learn more about when armstrong's interview with oprah airs. remember he's been stripped of his tour de france titles, let's take you to france to hear people there are reacting on the phone with us is cnn's zain verjee. she's in a town just outside of paris, so i'm ready, hit me. i'm sur
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weapon's ban. >> in the first four years of his administration president obama did more to expand handgun ownership. these are normal rational things and you have nothing to fear. >> yes, but he's black. >> stephanie: all right. ollie north on nra news radio. >> it is now going to be done by executive action. >> shocking! >> that's contrary to my understanding of what the constitution is all about. and i think it's contrary and foreign to most of us. when he raise that right hand and take that oath we don't pledge to a political party, to an individual, unlike many other countries around the world. what we have done is we have now decided that one man can decide what is or isn't legal under certain circumstances. >> yeah. >> i think that civil libertarians, and by the way the national rifle association is one of the greatest protectors of civil liberties that has ever existed on the planet earth. >> of course if you have been shot in the face your civil liberties -- >> stephanie: yeah. >> i apologize i called him a convicted felon oliver north -- >> stephanie: was
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Jan 12, 2013 4:00pm PST
for president obama to find her successor. chief washington correspondent james rosen with the story. >> you know her as lisa jackson. the head of the environmental protection agency stepping down after four year tenure that saw frequent clashes. >> take responsibility for it environmentalists regard as hugely successful. >> negotiated landmark accords double gas mileage within the next 10 years or so. she got some the suit and mercury out of the air we breathe. >> some privileged folks knew her as richard windsor. that's the used on thousands of emails she sent and received on private account with e.p.a.gov if you have fix. it's subject of inspector general's probe used freedom of information act to secure access to 12,000 emails the first 3,000 of which will unsealed on monday. >> i can't tell you the intention behind creating false identity but i know the obvious impact. that is which had to be apparent to them when they created this. you are frustrating federal record keeping and disclosure laws. >> others at the e.p.a. including some who could be chosen to succeed jackson also used dumm
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Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm PST
over the next ten years. this bill is a win for everybody. it will reduce the deficit. obama care has brought the number of uninsured americans to the lowest level since 2008. however, the law would be fully implemented until 2014. it would put pressure on all insurers to lower their premiums in order to compete. it would also provide immediate relief to small businesses and the federal government and all parts of the economy. for example, former defense secretary robert gates has warned the rising -- he has warned of rising military health care costs for years. >> sharply rising health care costs are consuming an ever-larger share of this department. growing from 19 billion in 2001. >> military health care costs have gone up 300% in the past decade. 2012 was the first year since 1995 military personnel saw an increase in health care premiums. now, there are two things republicans love, the military and reducing the deficit. republican should be thrilled with the public option. how can you make a hundred billion dollar mistake? who's doing the math? will it save or won't it save? let'
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Jan 17, 2013 12:00am PST
know what the gun lobby is going to do. they're going to scare the american people and say barack obama is going to try to take your guns away from you. that's not the case. i got a gun when i was 12 years old. i know what gun safety is. i have no problem going through a background check or a waiting period before i got my gun. and i think most americans across this country understand that those precautions are a good thing. we're keeping guns in the hands of responsible owners not in the hands of criminals. >> ask your member of congress if they support universal background checks. ask them if they support a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. if they say no, ask them why not? ask them what's more important? doing whatever it takes to get an a-grade from the gun lobby or giving parents some piece of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> i mean, that cuts right to it. will president obama do more of this, calling out lawmakers when necessary? >> absolutely. i think the argument -- what we need to put in place here is for lawmakers to expl
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